So… there are a lot of comic book TV shows on right now. It’s something of a renaissance of comic book heroes on TV. I’m watching most of them, at least the ones on traditional TV and not the ones exclusive to streaming services to which I don’t subscribe. I hadn’t drawn a new picture in a little while, so over the weekend I tackled this one.
This is, of course, Supergirl… and I had a promotional still of Melissa Benoist from the CBS TV show to use as reference. She does a really good job in the role, and the show itself is generally entertaining. She’s the second person to be grabbed from the Glee TV show (Grant Gustin plays the Flash on the CW) to play a DC hero. I wonder who might be next?
I tinkered with this one for quite a while. I tried something a little different with the nose than I was doing last year. Basically, less line-work and more shading. I like how that turned out. The more I look at it the more I’m happy with it, though initially I wasn’t sure I had captured the actress in the likeness as much as intended. I was sure I had successfully drawn a pretty woman, but wasn’t sure I had drawn the one I meant to be drawing!
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People like my comic strips… and people have really liked my recent Technical Illustration posts… but one of the most consistently searched areas of my blog continues to be my logo and insignia work; in particular, my Spider-Man head and my Flash and Reverse Flash insignias. Check out my Comic Book Company Logos and Insignias post from last year to see what I’m talking about.
I attribute at least some of this popularity to the recent success the CW has had with shows like Flash and Arrow. So, never let it be said I don’t try and give people more of what they want! Here’s my rendition of a bust-style illustration of the Reverse Flash costume from the Flash TV show.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, by the way, there is no person inside the costume! I’m actually thinking of doing a series of bust illustrations in this style with various costume-only renditions. If you have a favorite character, please let me know and I’ll see if I can add it to my queue.
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